Monday, 30 July 2012

A Tiny Victorian Cottage

We just stumbled upon this tiny Victorian cottage created by Sandra Foster in the US and just had to share it with you.
Sandra turned the hunting cabin into the romantic Victorian cottage she had always wanted, using vintage columns, flooring and wavy glass windows, and doing the carpentry herself. 

Many of the furnishings were flea market finds.
The shabby-chic retreat doesn't have a bathroom or a kitchen, but it is a dream of Victoriana: stacks of Limoges china with tiny rosebud patterns,  chandeliers dripping with crystal and billows of tissue-paper garlands.
It is so pretty.  

Just what we needed to brighten up our Monday evening.

Leanne & Debra

Credit: Trevor Tondro for The New York Times

Sunday, 29 July 2012

A Little Thank You

Well the week has flown by and before we knew it our week at Bridgend Designer Outlet was over. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the mall and met some genuinely lovely people.

Thank you to all the customers that visited us, we really hope you enjoy your items as much as we enjoyed picking them for you.

We would also like to say a special thank you to John, Lana and their team at Bling n Things for their support, encouragement and great advice.

What fantastic neighbours!

Thank you also to Emma at Millies cookies for loving our products and providing the much needed supply of tea and cookies Mmmm.

We even inspired her to try out a new cookie design...

We love it!

We hope to see you all again soon.

Leanne & Debra

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Our Pretty Pop Up Shop

This week we have taken our Love from Rosie vintage style goodies on the road and have opened a pop-up shop in the shopping mall at Bridgend Designer Outlet.

Lots of people are stopping to take a look and it is great to get the chance to chat to some of our lovely customers.

With the children being off school for the summer holidays our traditional toys (particularly the pretty Powell Craft rag dolls) are proving to be very popular!

We have also had lots of new stock arriving at Love from Rosie HQ (and our little darlings have been 'helping' with the unpacking...but that's another story!).  We will be updating the website very soon so watch this space.

Hope your enjoying the summer sunshine while it lasts!

Leanne & Debra

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Our First Magazine Feature

This month we are really excited to see Love from Rosie feature in the August issue of Homes and Antiques magazine (on-sale from 5th July). 
The issue is a vintage special focusing on vintage festivals, antique extravaganzas and an essential selection of vintage and retro stores (including Love from Rosie!).

The feature focuses on our beautiful Floral Frill Apron made by Miss Rose Sister Violet.

This month we are also busy preparing for the trial of our pop-up shop which will be decked out in true vintage style at McArthur Glen, Bridgend, South Wales (but more on that coming soon!).

July seems set to be a busy month for us...exciting times ahead!

Leanne & Debra